#EA29 where a simple plural may have medical influence

A Global Positioning System (GPS) is unlikely to be much use with a review of your statins medication.  One of those pesky GPs at your local surgery will come up trumps though.

The UK's Daily Mail on 3 April 2012.


#EA26 Daily Mail loses sense of grammar in excitement over tonight’s Oscars

Multiple errors on the use of our dear friend, the apostrophe.  What a mess.

#EA16 Weekend special: how to handle a Fellowes

Downton Abbey’s creator is Julian Fellowes and his surname presents the Daily Mail with problems when it comes to both the plural and the possessive.  On 22 October 2010 it was both the plural and the possessive.

Plural: Felloweses. Possessive plural: Felloweses'.

Roll on 14 September 2011 and it’s the singular possessive that’s the problem in an article written by A. N. Wilson.

But in between on 9 November 2010, Max Hastings showed how to get the singular possessive correct.

#EA12 Matching the single noun with the single verb

“How other half arrive in style?”  Other halves may arrive in style.  One other half arrives.  (We start the year with the consistently reliable ye olde Daily Mail.)

#EA5 Daily Mail troubled over Louis

Back to form within 24 hours, the Daily Mail has trouble with the possessive in Louis’s case.

#EA2 and #EA3 Daily Mail Excels…

…with two spotted in one day.  First we have the talk show. If only Bruno had said ‘antibodies’ and not ‘anybody’s’.

Secondly, it’s that simple plural problem again.

Welcome and launch with #EA1 from the Daily Mail

It was only a question of time…

I normally tweet this type of thing.  But now I have decided to collate all in blog, especially after seeing yesterday’s faux pas.  If you have any pictorial evidence of slippage in the standard of basic written English do click on the ‘About’ page for details of where to send it.

And here we have the launch. Errant Apostrophe #1 from the home page of the UK’s Daily Mail on 3 December 2011.  Why complicate matters in a simple plural?